Zack Stoner, the 30-year-old founder of ZackTV1, one of the most popular YouTube channels chronicling black cultural life in Chicago, was shot and killed while driving in the city's South Loop neighborhood on Wednesday morning (May 30). According to WGN TV, the shooting took place around 1:30 a.m. when Stoner (frequently referred to as Zack TV) was shot in the head and neck before his Jeep drove up on a curb and crashed into a light pole; a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department confirmed the details of the shooting but had no additional information at press time.
Stoner was transported to Northwest Memorial Hospital where he later died of his wounds. WGN reported that police said a Chevy Caprice was also involved in the crash and witnesses reported a group of people jumped out of the Caprice and got into a third car that drove away from the scene. At press time, the Chicago PD spokesperson said no suspects were in custody and the investigation was ongoing. Video has emerged of the crash scene; the three people can be seen piling into the other car.